Middletown Middle / Chapter Four – The Giant Well. (Updated 7

AI is wild.  I made a snippet of a book using my favorite narrator Will Patten’s AI voice to test the story’s cadence.  I removed most of the story but just left in a snippet I made using some AI tools.  Listen here and read  below. The Giant Well August 1863 The hot Kansas wind…

The New Girl

Chapter Five – The New Girl September 1953 The Cold War was a scary time for America. The big bad Soviets were the classic villains, with their missiles aimed at the US. It got so bad that folks started building bunkers under their homes, which were strong enough to withstand the end of the world….

Dee Dee McGee and Her Musical Knee

Have a scab-picker living under your roof? Imagine what would happen if instead of blood, loud music was released each time the body’s healing powers were interrupted. Here’s a poem about a young girl with a proclivity for picking scabs, and how her knee took it to the next level to stop her. Dee Dee…

Middletown Middle: The Girls Who Never Left

“All the best times in my life happen at camp,” ten-year-old Sally declares, hugging her bunkmate on the first day of camp. They hadn’t seen each other since the previous summer, but they pick up right where they left off. “It’s because the rules are different here,” Nancy, Sally’s bunkmate, remarks as she finds a…